Date incident allegedly occurred: Throughout December 1989

Date of official medical school "dismissal": June 25, 1990

Date University first notified me of this charge: February 8, 1991



I did not make an anonymous call to the Deanís Office or telephone the class president. Moreover, excepting one student (tape recorded evidence included) nobody solicited or discussed any information regarding cheating. I possess no knowledge of any investigation pertaining to cheating transpiring in that medical school class as alleged by Judy DeMers. Nevertheless, Associate Dean Judy DeMers lied to University committees and ultimately the Court by creating and utilizing the following false statement to obtain my medical school dismissal.



In the meantime, on 12-4-89, the secretary answering calls for the Deanís Office had received an anonymous call from a woman who stated that there was widespread cheating in the first year class. After extensive investigation, the Class President stated she had received calls from at least three students about rumored cheating in the class. Vivian Nelson was described as the most adamant of the group and generally "outraged" about it. (Note: in my many conversations with Vivian , cheating had never been mentioned). On 12-11-89, Vivian arrived in my office at 6:20 p.m. without an appointment. I confronted her with my belief that she was the woman who placed the anonymous call about cheating to the Deanís Office. She told me that she had placed the call. She had not identified herself or followed through due to lack of evidence.

Vivian stated she made the call because she had received an anonymous call from a male on 12-3-89 who stated he had her Embryology notes and it was all part of a wide-spread cheating plot in the first year class. Although Vivian had talked previously about losing her notes, this was the first indication that she believed the notes were stolen. (On 12-12-89 she reported theft of her Embryology notes to the University Police). After the two, short angry messages on my machine on 12-11-89, she called at 10:00 p.m. and talked for 45 minutes. She apologized for the earlier messages and shared negative feelings towards several of her classmates. I told her I felt this behavior was generated from anxiety about the upcoming final exams and made several suggestions for decreasing the anxiety.



Date of Entry

Subject of University of North Dakota Student Record Entry

November 27, 1989

Blizzard conditions close roads, delay return to Grand Forks one day

December 23, 1989

Embryology (developmental anatomy) matter

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Appendix contains applicable regulations disregarded by the University of North Dakota.



Does Judy DeMers not have something better to do?

Why does the University of North Dakota retain administrators possessing such petty mentality to utilize this nonsense to destroy a physician's career and thwart attainment of medical services to thousands of rural American residents?


Citing sovereign immunity, the University of North Dakota refuses to comply with regulations guaranteeing me the opportunity to respond to this ridiculous rambling allegation utilized to procure my dismissal!


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